Often described as the “fountain of youth”, Botox injections for wrinkles are one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the world today. Botox, or better known scientifically as Botulinum Toxin Type A, was developed originally to treat muscle disorders such as uncontrolled blinking. Later over the years it was found to be effective in reducing wrinkles and approved for cosmetic use by the FDA in 2002.
Botox treatment are used primarily to treat frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet and other wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead and around the lips that tend to accumulate over time, as a result of years of squinting and frowning. The Botox treatment works on these wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles and results are usually seen in just a few days.
Botox Treatment can also be very beneficial to people with excessive sweating (underarms, palms). On the hands, a condition called hyperhidrosis, can be very bothersome for people, especially in professions where they are regularly required to shake hands. The treatment is simple and involves tiny injections of Botox on the palms. Results last for months, and patients have reported a very high satisfaction rate.
FACTS ABOUT BOTOX:
FDA approved, Non-surgical procedure.
Safe – You can resume your daily activities right after the treatment.
BENEFITS OF BOTOX:
Reduces or eliminated wrinkles in the upper third of the face including forehead lines, frown between the eyebrows and crows feet around the eyes.
Gives your face a relaxed and youthful appearance.
With advancing age, skin becomes less elastic and the sun damage contributes to the loss of lip edge definition, wrinkles and irregular pigmentation. In addition to lines, lost facial and cheek volume may also be a concern. Many women want to restore the lost volume from their cheeks that may have left them looking flat or hollow.
Dermal fillers are injected into your skin to fill lines, enhancing your facial contours and lips for natural-looking results. Depending on your particular needs, your consultant plastic surgeon may recommend using combinations of different types of fillers for the best results.
Depending on your particular needs, your consultant plastic surgeon will recommend using combinations of different types of fillers for the best results. The two most popular materials used are: Hyaluronic acid (HA), and collagen.
Injectable HA gel is a modified form of the HA that occurs naturally in your body. Injections help fill in and smooth away facial lines, acne scars or other skin contour deficiencies.
Collagen helps provide your skin its structure and elasticity whereas HA serves to provide volume and internal moisturisation for your skin. By supporting the skin’s natural collagen, collagen filler helps minimise lines, improves texture and gives the skin a softer and more even tone.